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“I believe every patient needs a physician who will be an advocate to help them regain their health.''  - Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM, ACFAS, CWSP, DABMSP, FACCWS 


How does food insecurity impact our elderly population?  From 2001 to 2015, the number of older adults who were food insecure more than doubled to 5.4 million individuals in the United States. Food insecurity was reported to affect all aspects of their life and health, along with increasing stress and red...

The Florida Legislature season begins Tuesday, January 14th. For most, that won't mean much, but for Florida Impact to End Hunger, it is a BIG day. We are supporting legislation that would provide access to nutritious meals for low-income children participating in parks and recreation programs. This sounds like a simple change but advocating for legislative change is anything but simple.

With almost 3,000 bills already filed in the House, legislators must c...

2020? Are you serious? This month marks the start of my third year with Florida Impact to End Hunger, and I feel like I’m just getting started. Although my oldest son turns 10 this year and I just celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary, I can’t help but feel like time is just flying by!

As I ponder Florida Impact to End Hunger in 2020 and my role as Chief Operating Officer, I’ve come up with a few “New Year’s Resolutions:”

1. Start at least one new project in North Florida...

Over the past few months, I have been a member of the Census 2020 “Hard to Enumerate” Sub-Committee in Broward County. The goal of this committee is to raise awareness and improve the census 2020 count by coordinating with human services and non-profit agencies to identify and reach out to hard-to-enumerate populations and increase participation in the census.

When I first joined this committee, it was not readily apparent what role myself or Florida Impact To End Hunger...

At the end of October, I had the esteemed pleasure to spend a couple of days at the Sunshine Summit to End Hunger in Tampa. Florida Impact to End Hunger proudly co-hosted the event with Bread for the World and Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger. 

We were joined by hunger advocates from around the Tampa Bay area and worldwide, including Ellen Vollinger of Food Research & Action Center, Florida State Representative Jennifer Webb of District 69 (pictured), author of I Was Hungr...

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